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Oakland, California, USA
Claim to Fame
The Young and the Restless and Nikita
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Full Name at Birth
Lyndsy Marie Fonseca
Lima Lynn Bergmann
Hannah Leigh Dworkin (Half Sister)
Christel Khalil (from Y&R)
Reid Dworkin (step father)
Aaron Johnson, Maggie Q, Shane West
Lyndsy Marie Fonseca (born January 7, 1987) is an American actress. She began her career by appearing as Colleen Carlton on the CBS daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless, on which she starred between 2001 and 2005. Thereafter, she had a series of other recurring roles, including Penny Mosby on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, Donna on HBO's Big Love, and Dylan Mayfair on the fourth season of the ABC television series Desperate Housewives.
Girl, La Vien Rose, Funny Girl, In America, Interrupted
Favorite TV Shows
Glee, Modern Family, Community, Breaking Bad
Crosses by Jose Gonzalez, Never is a Promise by Fiona Apple
The Four Agreements, The Glass Castle
2 dogs and 2 cats
James Victor Fonseca
Wiki Bio Text
Date of Birth 7 January 1987, Oakland, California, USA
Birth Name Lyndsy Marie Fonseca
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)
Mini Bio (1)
Lyndsy Marie Fonseca was born in Oakland, California, raised first in Alameda and then Moraga, California. Lyndsy competed in the International Modeling & Talent Association, where she was recognized as the second runner-up for "Young Miss Dancer of the Year" and was the first runner-up for "Miss Barbizon Young Miss Talent of the Year".
There, she was discovered by a manager and agent, then she immediately moved to Los Angeles for her first pilot season at the age of 13. "Colleen Carlton" became her breakthrough role on the CBS soap opera, The Young and the Restless (1973), on which she starred for three years.
After leaving Y&R to broaden her horizon, Lyndsy landed guest appearances on shows such as Boston Public (2000), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) and House M.D. (2004), just to name a few. Fonseca had a recurring role on the hit series, Desperate Housewives (2004), opposite Dana Delaney and Nathan Fillion. She has also had recurring arcs on the critically-acclaimed series, Big Love (2006), and the hit comedy, How I Met Your Mother (2005).
Fonseca has recently had success on the big screen, her film credits include: The Ward (2010), Hot Tub Time Machine (2010), Fort McCoy (2011) and the smash hit, Kick-Ass (2010), in which she starred opposite Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
Lyndsy recently completed filming the two-hour Lifetime movie, Five (2011), which consists of five short films about breast cancer, directed by Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore and Penelope Spheeris.
Lyndsy is now starring as "Alex", in The CW's Nikita (2010). Alex, Nikita's (Maggie Q) former partner who plans to take down her old ally while also seeking revenge on the man who killed her family, Friday nights 8p.m. Eastern.
Lyndsy is also the older sister of Hannah Leigh, who is following in her footsteps.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Angel
Matthew Smiley (16 April 2009 - present) (filed for divorce)
Her father is of Portuguese descent. Her maternal grandfather had German and English ancestry, and her maternal grandmother was also of Portuguese descent.
Older half-sister of Hannah Leigh.
[May 2010] Was considered one of the 55 faces of the future by Nylon Magazine's Young Hollywood Issue.
(January 1, 2013) Filed for divorce from her husband of 3 years Matthew Smiley following a 5-month-long separation.
Has a tattoo of the Hebrew name Hannah on her right arm.
Personal Quotes (13)
When I was a dancer, I felt this great sense of knowing my body and being in my body, and I think it's really easy as women to lose that and not really be one and loving it.
Pilates is my favorite meditative way to get in shape. I don't like the gym and I don't like running, so I just lay on my Pilates reformer. It's great.
I wanted to be a dancer my whole life. And when I gave it up to act, I always had a really sad part of myself that missed it and missed performing and missed being physical in that way.
Women tend to take care of men a lot, but I like a guy who balances that out and takes care of me, too.
When a man leaves you notes saying he loves you, or asks how your day was - and then listens - you feel special.
The best relationships are when you both want to make each other happy - you buy the groceries, I do the dishes.
Literally since I could walk... I was performing.
It's really hard to meet good women in Hollywood.
I'm very bubbly, so when people meet me, they sometimes think I'm fake. I'm excited to meet new people, but I guess I sound like I'm being sarcastic.
I think it's very rare that you see girl friendships on television. It's always cattiness and all that drama.
I love Breaking Bad (2008). I think that's my favorite show.
Guys need to know when to take charge.
Comic-Con is overwhelming when you have such a long day of press schedules.
Lyndsy Marie Fonseca (born January 7, 1987) is an American actress. She is best known for portraying Colleen Carlton on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless and Alexandra "Alex" Udinov on The CW show Nikita and Ted Mosby's daughter on How I Met Your Mother.
Fonseca was born in Oakland, California, the daughter of Lima Lynn (née Bergmann) and James Victor Fonseca. Her father is of Portuguese descent, and her mother is of half Portuguese ancestry. Her stepfather is attorney Reid Dworkin, and her younger half-sister is Hannah Dworkin. Fonseca was raised first in Alameda; after her mother remarried, she moved to Oakland, and then to Moraga. She was discovered by a talent manager in San Francisco. She then relocated to Los Angeles for her first pilot season at age 13, in the middle of the school year. The following year, she landed her breakthrough role, playing Colleen Carlton on The Young and the Restless with a three-year contract. With that, her mother and stepfather moved the whole family to Los Angeles. Since the end of her contract, she has booked many roles in television and films.
Fonseca married artist and writer Matthew Smiley in April 2009. The couple split in July 2012 and Fonseca filed for divorce in 2013, citing irreconcilable differences.
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